It is Saturday! That means it is time for another book review. Today is town of new release book, The Twisted tree by Rachel Burge. Let’s do this!
This story was not at all what I was expecting. I will be honest and admit that I knew very little about this book before I read it. I bought it on impulse, having seen it all over Instagram. And I’m pretty glad that I knew so little about it as I don’t think I would have picked it up if I had known more
This story was a bit strange. It wasn’t bad and I enjoyed it well enough, but it is weird. It is a highly unusual story. I loved all references to Norse Mythology but didn’t love how they were inserted into a story. I thought it was always a bit disjointed. It didn’t flow all that well and the story felt a bit incomplete. There were several times while reading it that I felt completely lost, I kept finding myself being more than a little confused about what was going on in the story. I didn’t feel like things are being explained enough and the storylines weren’t being expanded upon. It meant that the story just didn’t quite feel right
But apart from that, it was interesting. the first half of the book was kind of boring, But second really held my attention. The deeper it got into the mythology side of the story, the more I enjoyed it. I have read a couple of books centred around Norse Mytholosy before and I really liked seeing the different takes on the tales and legends. I just wish that been woven into main storyline slightly better
I will, however admit but I didn’t like any of the characters. The main character annoyed the hell out of me. I felt like all she did was whine and moan and make really stupid decisions, such as letting complete stranger into her cabin, miles away from any other people. Not good message to be sending. That’s the recipe for murder. I just found her a bit tedious. I didnt like Stig either. I found him to be a bit creepy and untrustworthy. There’s just something going on with him that he isn’t talking about and I don’t trust him.
All in all, it’s was enjoyable enough. it could have been better, but it could have been worse. It could have done with a little more work, but it was good enough. A very unique stand-alone story
3.5 out of 5
And there we have it. Have you read the twisted tree? What did you think of it? I hope you enjoy today’s post and I will see you all again very soon